Archive: 09/07/2008

Some drugs increase risk of falling

Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have created a list of prescription drugs that increase the risk of falling for patients aged 65 and older who take four or more medications on a regular basis.

dateJul 09, 2008 in Medications
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Depression after stroke: A neglected problem

People who have had a stroke and the people who are close to them need more support in order to manage the consequences of stroke. As well as the physical disabilities, the psychological burden is difficult to cope with. ...

dateJul 09, 2008 in Health
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NOAA takes first broad look at soot from ships

Tugboats puff out more soot for the amount of fuel used than other commercial vessels, and large cargo ships emit more than twice as much soot as previously estimated, according to the first extensive study of commercial ...

dateJul 09, 2008 in Earth Sciences
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Avatars as communicators of emotions

Current interactive systems enable users to communicate with computers in many ways, but not taking into account emotional communication. A PhD thesis presented at the University of the Basque Country puts forward the use ...

dateJul 09, 2008 in Other
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